CUPE Nova Scotia

CUPE Nova Scotia

CUPE Nova Scotia represents more than 19,000 working women and men employed throughout the public sector.  We are proud to be part of Canada's largest and fastest-growing union. CUPE represents workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, child care, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services, and airlines.

CUPE members are service-providers, white-collar workers, technicians, laborers, skilled tradespeople, and professionals. More than half of CUPE members are women. About one-third of our members works part-time.

Halifax municipal workers worried reduced leaf collection could lead to flooding

With lots of leaves still on the ground in Halifax and snow in the forecast, the union representing municipal outside workersis concerned about cuts to the city’s leaf collection program.

McNeil Liberals need to take a serious look at 'Alternative Budget 2016'

The president of CUPE Nova Scotia, Mike McNeil, says Premier McNeil and Finance Minister Randy Delorey need to take a serious look at the alternative budget released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA-NS).

Look for our P3 print ads

CUPE Nova Scotia will be running print ads in every daily and weekly newspaper from December 11-19. The ads talk to Nova Scotians about the perils of P3's (so-called public private partnerships). Click here for the schedule and a copy of the ad. We also encourage you to post this ad on your union bulletin board and distribute it to your members.

CUPE asks Karen Casey for child care review results

CUPE Child Care Co-ordinator Naomi Stewart has written NS Education/ECE Minister Karen Casey, asking her when she'll be releasing the results from a review of regulated child care that she launched in January, 2015.

Dark day for labour relations in Nova Scotia - CUPE

The president of CUPE Nova Scotia, Mike McNeil, says “Today is a dark day for labour relations in our province and for tens of thousands of public employees and their Charter rights.

Locals 227 and 1431 celebrate recent strike victory

CUPE Nova Scotia President Mike McNeil recently attended a Solidarity Party hosted by the inside and outside workers at the Halifax Regional Water Commission.  Pictured from Left to Right: Dave Dort, President L. 227, Mike McNeil, Heather Corkum, President L. 1431. 

NS Highway Workers' Union not surprised by 20% jump in asphalt prices

The union representing Nova Scotia’s provincial highway workers says news that paving costs have gone up 20% should come as no surprise.

CUPE NS urging Minister Glavine to support a new Health Accord

CUPE NS President Mike McNeil is urging the province’s health minister, Leo Glavine, to support a new Health Accord at the upcoming meeting of ministers in Vancouver.

2016 CUPE Nova Scotia Convention Call

It is that time of year again to start planning for convention.  Please find all of the documents and information concerning Convention 2016, which is being held in Yarmouth.

Here is the Winter/Spring 2016 CUPE workshop schedule

Attached in PDF format is our winter/spring schedule of CUPE workshops being offered to CUPE locals from February to June of 2016.

Fundraiser for Joyce and Bob King

CUPE member Joyce King and her husband Bob recently lost all of their possessions in a house fire. Here are the details of a fundraising event that's taking place this Saturday, Feb. 6 at 2pm in Lawrencetown :

CUPE NS joins chorus calling for health minister's resignation

The president of CUPE Nova Scotia, Mike McNeil, says his union agrees with a number of groups who are calling for health minister Leo Glavine’s resignation over changes to seniors’ Pharmacare.